Kyabram hosted a group a Japanese students and teachers last week as part of an annual exchange visit.
Fun, friendship and learning combined well last week when a group of Japanese students and teachers visited Kyabram.
The eight-day trip formed part of an annual exchange visit between Kyabram P-12 College and Campaspe Shire’s Japanese sister city Shiroi, with local families hosting the Japanese guests.
It was a busy week with plenty of activities organised, including a visit to Kyabram Fauna Park, a ride on an Echuca paddlesteamer and a family karaoke night.
Some of the Japanese students joined in with novelty events at the college’s athletics day, including an egg and spoon race and a three-legged race.
There was also time for the host families to show their guests some other places and activities around the region.
The visit concluded with a movie night and Aussie barbecue on Sunday before the Japanese group were taken back to Melbourne Airport on Monday for their flight home.
Students wrote down some of their favourite memories of the week. Comments included:
‘‘I have enjoyed having Japanese exchange students at my house again. They are very polite and we had heaps of fun together.’’
‘‘My best experience was sharing times with my Australian mates. They are very friendly and kind.’’
‘‘They are a great bunch of boys and girls with great attitudes and personalities.’’
‘‘I ate the kangaroo meat!’’
‘‘Aussie stars are beautiful.’’
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